Archive for tag: Professional Development

Anyone Can SQL

10 May, 2016 (12:56) | Community, Professional Development | By: Mark V

I love the SQL Community. Plain and simple. I will extend that to the overall Microsoft Data community as well. We are a hugely supportive bunch. That fact that many of us refer to it as #SQLFamily is not an accident. There are so many ways to reach out for and provide help. A huge […]

Achievement Unlocked: Microsoft Employee

19 January, 2016 (14:43) | Professional Development | By: Mark V

After almost 9 years of consulting around SQL Server and other Microsoft Data Platform technologies, I have joined Microsoft. Today was my first day as a Cloud Solution Architect – Data Platform. Basically, I will be helping Microsoft customers by designing data solutions using Azure (both pure cloud and hybrid). My role is in Minneapolis, […]

Power Query Free Training Webinar Follow-Up Questions

17 April, 2015 (10:00) | M, Power Query, Professional Development | By: Mark V

On April 7th, I gave my Power Query: Data Chemistry for the Masses presentation as part of Pragmatic Works Free Training on the T’s series. You can find the recording of that webinar here. I want to take a moment to thank the folks at Pragmatic Works for organizing and hosting this series that is […]

2015 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for SQL Server

1 April, 2015 (21:52) | Professional Development | By: Mark V

I am thrilled to announce that Microsoft has once again honored me with the MVP Award for SQL Server. Last year was my first award and I have to say that I was blown away by the brilliance and altruism of so many members of the MVP community. I attended my first Global MVP Summit […]

New Adventures

27 March, 2015 (14:49) | Professional Development | By: Mark V

I am excited to announce that, as of Monday, March 31st, I moving over to Tail Wind Technologies as a Business Intelligence Consultant. My eight years at Digineer have been a lot of fun. I learned a tremendous amount from my time here and will miss the fantastic people I have had the pleasure to […]

My Remaining 2014 Presentation Schedule

13 November, 2014 (14:00) | PASSMN, Presentations, Professional Development, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

Greetings. Since I do a fair amount of presenting, I like to keep people up to date on when and where I will present. Below are the presentations I have left in 2014. SQL Saturday Winnipeg – November 22 In addition to serving on the committee that is organizing Winnipeg’s first SQL Saturday, I will […]

My First Pre-Con: SQL Saturday 332–Minnesota

21 July, 2014 (09:47) | Pre-Cons, Presentations, Professional Development, SQLSaturday | By: Mark V

It is with tremendous joy (and a little trepidation) that I announce that I will be doing my very first Pre-Con as part of SQL Saturday 332 in Minnesota in October. I have been presenting for several years now and feel that it is time to take this next big step. Since I love presenting […]

My PASS Summit 2014 Submission Feedback

3 July, 2014 (16:50) | PASS, Presentations, Professional Development, Summit | By: Mark V

Speakers have been asking PASS for feedback regarding their Summit submissions for a few years. This year, following a bit of a heated “discussion,” PASS announced that session feedback would be available upon request. I, like so many other speakers had done, applaud this decision. PASS did make it clear that the both the quantity […]

PASS Business Analytics Conference 2014 Recap

14 May, 2014 (10:00) | Business Analytics, PASS, Professional Development | By: Mark V

Wow. That was quite a few days I had in San Jose last week. Since you follow my blog with rapt joy, you no doubt have already read my two Live Blogs of the keynote addresses. As you can see, there was a lot of great info flowing. It was really fun to participate in […]

Looking Forward to the PASS Business Analytics Conference

1 May, 2014 (10:00) | Business Analytics, PASS, Professional Development | By: Mark V

Next week, I have the great privilege to attend the PASS Business Analytics Conference in San Jose, CA. This is actually a bit of a surprise since the pieces only fell into place a few weeks ago for my being able to go. I have been given the opportunity to be part of the Blogger […]